Robbie Fowler, writing in the Daily Mail, says that Liverpool's current striking partnership is 'like a throwback to a different era.'
The Liverpool legend was writing after the Reds' 3-1 victory against Sunderland on Sunday. In reference to the two strikers, Fowler wrote, 'Suarez spreads panic among Sunderland’s defenders and Sturridge did what was required when giving the perfect pass.'
Fowler referred back to his time at Liverpool, writing that 'I was fortunate to enjoy a number of great partnerships in my career but the most important was the one I had with Ian Rush.'
In reference to Rush, Fowler said: 'He taught me how to run and when to run; he taught me how to create space for him and watch how he did the same for me. I couldn’t have wished for a better mentor and the rapport we built up that was reflected in the way we played.'
The former striker also acknowledged that whilst it helps for a goalscoring pairing to have a good relationship, it is not crucial.
Fowler added: 'I have no doubt that a partnership will be so much better if the two involved are mates. Of course there is an exception to the rule with Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham. They were a phenomenal double act but could you imagine how good they would have been if they were friends?'
Whilst failing to say whether or not he thought Sturridge and Suarez were friends, the former England player did acknowledge that a successful partnership could see Sturridge and the Uruguayan having 'a strike rate like some of the greats that have gone before. I will certainly enjoy watching their progress.'
The Liverpool legend sits fifth in the all-time top-scorers list at Anfield with 183 goals. He is ahead of legends such as Steven Gerrard (7th) and Michael Owen.
Despite Fowler's impressive record, it is a long way off Ian Rush's record 346 goals, he sits in top spot.
Fowler had two spells at the club, with his last appearance coming under Champions League winner Rafael Benitez in 2007
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